MIRABEL, QC, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On August 31, Sonaca Montreal and Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division have signed a $ 20 million agreement. The contract relates to the manufacturing of wing panels for future Bombardier's business jets - Global 7000* and Global 8000* aircraft.
In the context of its attendance at the 2012 "Journée des donneurs d'ordres / fournisseurs" organized by Sous-Traitance Industrielle du Québec (STIQ), Sonaca Montreal is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with a new customer in USA.
At the EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) 2011 in Geneva, Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division (Triumph), a Triumph Group company, met with Sonaca Montreal representatives and learned more about its reputation and expertise for wing panels manufactured for the civil and business aviation industries.
Following that convention, the company based in Dallas, Texas, has awarded Sonaca Montreal a 5-year contract to manufacture wing panels for the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft.
Parts production for this contract will begin in December. To fulfill the agreement, Sonaca Montreal plans to create 15 new jobs over five years.
By expanding its business with Triumph, Sonaca Montreal continues to strengthen its leadership in the integration of manufacturing large aerospace aluminum structures. The confidence Triumph places in Sonaca Montreal also reflects the recognition of its high skills and experience.
About Sonaca Montreal
Sonaca Montreal is a subsidiary of the Belgian group Sonaca S.A. The company manufactures large aerospace aluminium structures for the aviation industry. Its core business involves the development, forming and assembly of aircraft wing panels. Sonaca Montreal's clients are the most important manufacturers of regional and business jets in the world. Sonaca Montreal is located in Mirabel, Quebec, where it employs more than 300 people. For more information on Sonaca Montreal, visit www.sonacamontreal.com
About Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division is a subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc. The company designs, tests and manufactures aerostructures for commercial, military and business jet aircraft. Products include fuselages, wings, empennages, nacelles and helicopter cabins.
About Triumph Group, Inc.
Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.
*Trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries
SOURCE: Sonaca NMF Canada Inc.
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